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This article was published on July 20, 2015

Who’s that Pokemon? Amazon Echo works as a Pokedex

Who’s that Pokemon? Amazon Echo works as a Pokedex Image by: Napier Lopez
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Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. She also has a folder full of dog GIFs and uses them liberally on Twitter at @lhockenson.

Sure, the Amazon Echo can order your groceries, play your favorite radio station and even turn the lights in your home on and off, but all of those features come secondary to the fact that it can identify Pokemon for you in real time.

The video by Vince Pale Jr. shows Alexa responding to his requests to pull information on Pikachu, Mudkip and others. In the video description, he mentions that he turned the Echo into an at-home Pokedex using the Amazon Lambda function for the device. In this case, he hooked it up to the Pokedex application Dexter.

Using Amazon’s Alexa Skills Kit and Lambda — which executes code from the cloud — aspiring Echo-tinkerers can get the device to do a host of things. Now, can it do the PokeRap?

Amazon Echo Pokedex – Real Voice Activated Pokedex [Youtube]

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